According to Santa Clara County Public Health, dogs and other animals are not able to get HIV. Some animals, such as monkeys and cats, catch similar diseases, but none of the viruses move between species. More »

A person can get HIV through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, needle sharing, breast-feeding or pregnancy, according to Mayo Clinic. A person cannot get HIV through kissing or touching. More »

It is recommended that everyone from age 13 to 64 receive an HIV test during routine medical checkups, notes People who engage in risky behavior, such as having unprotected sex or sharing needles to inject drug... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Dogs typically contract ear mites through contact with other infected animals. Ear mites are also common in outdoor cats, who in turn may pass them on to dogs in the household. Ear mites are miniscule parasites that feed... More »

All veterinarians are legally allowed to euthanize dogs and other companion animals. However, veterinarians also have a right to refuse to perform euthanasia under certain circumstances. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

There are no known preventative measures for immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, a medical condition where blood platelets in animals are too low. However, some veterinarians suggest that pet owners avoid giving their anim... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Canine euthanasia completed in a two-step process includes administration of a sedative or anesthetic followed by an injection of a barbiturate, according to PetMD. The medication used varies. More »